Homes fit for heroes

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#3
crow_bag said:
It's not outdated, it's just that providing homes for people who have given the best years of their lives (sometimes getting severley injured in the process) isn't cool

If we were all black-muslim-lesbian-transexual-single-parents then we'd be on a winner, but as it it stands most of us pay or taxes and stay out of any sort of trouble but no one cares.
....and if you don't like the house you were given, you could always burn it down and get a bigger/better one (as in the case of an Iraqi asylum seeking family).
 
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sanchauk said:
When was it ever an in-date idea?
there are some "homes for heroes" near me - they were built after WW1 for returning soldiers (so i was informed by the estate agent when I phoned to ask the price - sadly far too much for me :( )
very pretty little terraced two-up, two-down with gardens.
 
#5
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
 
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There are a lot of people coming to this country that don't have a house. The present stats stand at only 1 in every 25 Immigrants have housing which comes to 200,000 homes :x :x

The profit being made by the government by selling of military bases is huge and the cash they get back from Annington Homes Plc runs in to hundreds of millions. The Annington Homes deal of 1 % for every Full 10 years servered is a disgrace. The MoD sold all military property for 29,000 each, Annington state they send on average 15,000 to bring them back on line to be sold on to civilians. The MoD spend money on doing the SFA up before handing it back to Annington Homes. That should make anyone wonder, what the hell are service families and single soldiers living in before all this money is spent!!!
 
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i think the housing we live in now are rubbish.is it possible to get the army prosecuted if they bill me then dont change anything?and can i take anything they bill me for with me.and finally are all estate wardens ********* or just the ones i have met.?
interesting i think you will agree
 
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lt's either in Mondays or Tuesdays 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper, regarding Mr G. Brown's speech in Parliament: 'Everyone is entitled to fair and adequate housing'.

l recognise that new legislation has been constructed, and words have been added - however, if everyone is entitled to the above, that must surely include the armed forces. Equal opportunities and diversity, blah, blah.

Or is it another case of a certain minority (that are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country) within it's own nation being discriminated against, yet again; NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME, you just can't beat 'em....................

Perhaps, if the majority of service personnel burnt their passports, and arrive at Dover, instead of Brize Norton - they'd be taken much more seriously, as long as they served in the Taliban/Al-Qaeda/Crown Prosecution Service/Shi-ite/MI5 (delete where applicable) can violently rob/rape and make crude bombs, they'd be alright!
 
#12
Bat_Crab said:
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.

With the new construction of the garrison in Colchester they're selling off more MOD land and new houses are being built all around us for civvies to move into whilst our MQ's are falling to pieces under Modern housing :roll: The singlies are moving into the new rooms which are nice but they cant fart in there without the civvies wanting to bill them for barrack damages. Now British Rail and the other companies have been privatised its time for the British Army answering to the civvies :roll: :evil:
 
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The_IRON said:
Bat_Crab said:
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.

With the new construction of the garrison in Colchester they're selling off more MOD land and new houses are being built all around us for civvies to move into whilst our MQ's are falling to pieces under Modern housing :roll: The singlies are moving into the new rooms which are nice but they cant fart in there without the civvies wanting to bill them for barrack damages. Now British Rail and the other companies have been privatised its time for the British Army answering to the civvies :roll: :evil:
lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.

Having said that, l'm sure if you got in-touch with Ikea, they might well give you one of there pop-up-houses for £4.99; just a thought, and they already come magnolia painted (l know, easy tiger, you might get hurt in the rush.............), what more could you ask for?
 
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The_IRON said:
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.
Dream on mate. A space for your car in London, without a garage, currently runs at about 80 grand. LINK

All the garages are being bought up by Russian 'entrepreneurs' to store their polonium.
 
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Sir_General_Jackarson said:
The_IRON said:
Bat_Crab said:
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.

With the new construction of the garrison in Colchester they're selling off more MOD land and new houses are being built all around us for civvies to move into whilst our MQ's are falling to pieces under Modern housing :roll: The singlies are moving into the new rooms which are nice but they cant fart in there without the civvies wanting to bill them for barrack damages. Now British Rail and the other companies have been privatised its time for the British Army answering to the civvies :roll: :evil:
lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.
Please log on, and promote the cause. Every little helps, we need representation on this issue.
 
#16
Sir_General_Jackarson said:
Sir_General_Jackarson said:
The_IRON said:
Bat_Crab said:
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.

With the new construction of the garrison in Colchester they're selling off more MOD land and new houses are being built all around us for civvies to move into whilst our MQ's are falling to pieces under Modern housing :roll: The singlies are moving into the new rooms which are nice but they cant fart in there without the civvies wanting to bill them for barrack damages. Now British Rail and the other companies have been privatised its time for the British Army answering to the civvies :roll: :evil:
lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.
Please log on, and promote the cause. Every little helps, we need representation on this issue.
Been on those threads and other ones in seniors over the last few months and also had written letter off my home town MP who was backing the move for local council housing for squaddies, council sent me application pack for me to get on list if I need to for when i get out in 2010. Still considering options at the mo about buying, shared ownership etc but until we get back off Herrick next year and learn more on V ENG/ do resettlement etc Im not sure what im doing yet. Good link though, HITBACKS done really well over the last three years.
 
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The_IRON said:
Sir_General_Jackarson said:
Sir_General_Jackarson said:
The_IRON said:
Bat_Crab said:
Remember, your lump sum on leaving was originally intended to provide you with somewhere to live in your dotage!
That 49 grand Ill get in the next few years will buy me a nice garage down south I expect.

With the new construction of the garrison in Colchester they're selling off more MOD land and new houses are being built all around us for civvies to move into whilst our MQ's are falling to pieces under Modern housing :roll: The singlies are moving into the new rooms which are nice but they cant fart in there without the civvies wanting to bill them for barrack damages. Now British Rail and the other companies have been privatised its time for the British Army answering to the civvies :roll: :evil:

l recognise that the resettlement centres offer information, however, please do not be a last-minute-dot.com.

Why is always a forgone conclusion that service personnel want to buy their own homes ? What is the fixation that civies/service personnel have with the lump sum, in Civie Street, that lump sum does not go along way; once you've paid off your loan/s, blah, blah, blah. lf Joe Average was made redundant, would s/he be encouraged to buy a house....................'Nuff said.


Been on those threads and other ones in seniors over the last few months and also had written letter off my home town MP who was backing the move for local council housing for squaddies, council sent me application pack for me to get on list if I need to for when i get out in 2010.

Please log on again to the recent, exciting news regarding the changes what will be happening in the near future. No longer are service personnel prepared to sit back & be quite, we all have a voice and if we all use it together - we will be one magnificent force to be reckoned with................





lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.
Please log on, and promote the cause. Every little helps, we need representation on this issue.
Been on those threads and other ones in seniors over the last few months and also had written letter off my home town MP who was backing the move for local council housing for squaddies, council sent me application pack for me to get on list if I need to for when i get out in 2010. Still considering options at the mo about buying, shared ownership etc but until we get back off Herrick next year and learn more on V ENG/ do resettlement etc Im not sure what im doing yet. Good link though, HITBACKS done really well over the last three years.

lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.
 
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Sir_General_Jackarson said:
lf you go on to 'ARRSE'S' charities, then social housing, look at what 'HITBACK' has been campaigning over. lt might help.
As said mate already been having input in that thread for a while, cheers though anyway :D
 
#19
Apparently my ancestral home was part of a new town built after WW1 by German PW labour. So the idea has some history, although the number of veterans are far less.

Of huge importance is accessibility to affordable housing and "key worker" status. Local authorities and housing associations should make allowances for the mobility of Service personnel and the desire to settle in a particular area where it may not have been possible to stay on a waiting list due to postings etc. Affordable housing includes mid-market sales prices, shared equity as well as rentals.
 
#20
Wouldn't it be interesting to know, where NEW LABOUR - NO SHAME spends £45,500,000 that it no longer needs pay off the loan to the USA? The last payment was December 2006.

Some of this money, could be used to provide homes for our HEROs.
 

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